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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown -- August 4

RFE/RL in the Media
# Brian Whitmore quoted in ViceNews on Russian involvement in Ukraine conflict
Real Clear Politics quotes Brian Whitmore on rumors that Putin may be looking for a way out
# "Moscow Times" cites Carl Schreck's report on blocked fake Twitter account of new U.S. ambassador to Russia
CBC cites RFE/RL reporting on social media posts implicating Russia in Ukraine conflict
 
Russia
# David Remnick profiles Michael McFaul
# U.S.-Russia nuclear deal stalls amid tensions
 
Ukraine
# Donetsk residents prepare for long siege; army at outskirts
# "Financial Times" profiles Nuland
# In Slovyansk, a "test for Ukraine
# Maidan camp is still there and some would prefer it wasn't
# Underground art collective strikes eastern Ukraine
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Abdullah refuses to accept resumption of vote count
# In Pakistan, millions forced from homes
# Russia's strategic Pakistan play
 
Iraq
# Islamic State seizes Iraq's largest dam
# Facts about Iraq's Yazadi minority
# Iran's Revolutionary Guards defending shrines in Iraq
 
Iran
# In Iran, Gaza demonstrations draw reformists
# How Iran sanction fears hurt humanitarian trade
 
Central Asia 
 
Caucasus
# Escalation in fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh with at least 15 dead

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